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Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:30am

Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people.

Warsaw officials fired over property restitution questions

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:22am

Warsaw's mayor said Friday she was firing three officials for what she described as lax oversight over town hall decisions to return property seized by the communists to private owners.

The Latest: Death toll rises to 278 in Italian earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:50am

The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):

Charges recommended for Brazil ex-president Silva in probe

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:50am

Brazil's federal police have recommended charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife in connection with the sprawling corruption probe at state-run oil giant Petrobras.

This photo of a couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts

Jamie K. White, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:28am

A photo posted online showing an elderly couple holding hands and crying has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:13am

Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:50am

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they have come under artillery shelling in northern Aleppo Friday from the Turkish military for the second straight day, as Ankara continued its campaign to push the group back from its border areas.

Germany: DNA test could help solve mystery of missing count

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:43am

The mysterious disappearance of a Swedish count reputed to have had an affair with the wife of George Ludwig of Hannover, later King George I of Great Britain, may soon be solved.

Zimbabwe police crush anti-government protest in capital

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:42am

Zimbabwe police used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital Friday, despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted.

Former Canadian prime minister Harper leaves politics

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:21am

Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned his seat in Parliament.

1 killed, dozens injured in new Kashmir anti-India protests

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:52am

A young man was killed and dozens of other civilians were wounded Friday when Indian government forces fired bullets and shotguns to quell new protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Canada restores its traditional UN peacekeeping role

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:51am

The Canadian government is restoring the country's traditional U.N. peacekeeping role by providing up to 600 soldiers for missions around the world.

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish-led forces shelled by Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:44am

The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:42am

Philippine communist rebels on Friday agreed to an indefinite cease-fire in peace talks with government officials aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:23am

A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said.

Ankara police detain suspected IS members, free students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:10am

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency says police have detained several suspects in anti-Islamic State raids across the capital Ankara and "liberated" over two dozen students in one of their schools.

Rebels, civilians evacuating long-besieged Damascus suburb

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:50am

Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating a long-besieged Damascus suburb Friday as part of an agreement reached with the government following four years of grueling airstrikes and siege that left the suburb in ruins.

Tunisian parliament voting on new premier after shakeup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:20am

Tunisia's newly nominated prime minister and his proposed Cabinet are facing a vote of confidence in parliament which would allow them to take power.

France's top administrative court overturns burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:10am

France's top administrative court overturns burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide.